Saint Mathieu Service of Remembrance
The Royal British Legion Central Brittany Branch Chairman Rodney Curtis and Standard Bearer were invited to attend a service of remembrance organised by the association “At Sea” for service personal and Lifeboat men lost at sea since the association was formed.
The service was held on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the National Memorial for Sailors and attended by more than 1,000 people including 300 Standard Bearers of the National Union of Combatants and our own Royal British Legion Standard.
Many family members of the 1,200 seamen who gave their lives for their country attended this moving service. The Life Boat association have lost 80 seamen either declared dead or missing.
The ceremony was chaired by Admiral Lagane with French naval personal on parade either side of the memorial. A superb pipe band played during the tribute and red, white and blue balloons were released into the sky.